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80 Years Ago - 1941 John Link, 83, one of the oldest residents of North Branch, passed away quietly Monday evening, August 11, due to the infirmities of old age, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. … more
I am so sorry to see that Clancy’s Diner and Ice Cream has closed and apparently for good. When I stopped by, the space has been emptied out. After at least three generations of family members … more
I am typing my column and listening to the news talking about hurricane Henri, how it is going to be like hurricane Sandy. I hope not. I have a lot of family and friends on Long Island. I pray they … more
September is right around the corner, and with that comes the start of school and Library Card Sign-Up month! Library Card Sign-Up month began 34 years ago as a national campaign to get every child … more
When I first met six-year-old Oona, she acted somewhat aloof and I can’t say I blame her. We were in Callicoon and she was very busy playing with two friends: Charley, the four-year-old … more
Learning in Public by Courtney E. Martin (Little, Brown). This book will have you cringing when I’m only half through describing it—even as I’m telling you, well, but, you should … more
It was a triumphant end to the Delaware Valley Opera’s summer concert series with a performance by the spectacular “Opera Cowgirls”. Ever heard of opera-country, or country-opera? I … more
Before the Revolutionary War the 13 colonies were important to England for many reasons, foremost was the crops that could be grown here. Corn, cotton, sugar and hemp. Hemp, from Old English … more
The United States has long been known as a melting pot, a nation where a variety of people, cultures and individuals blend into a new common culture. Most of us could trace our lineage to immigrants … more
The Americana Concert held at the Backyard Park last Saturday featuring Slam Allen, Justin Sutherland, and Noah Barker was a great success! Slam Allen played a selection of music that had the crowd … more
What a rainstorm last night! The remnants of Hurricane Fred. Things had gotten very dry so that was good that we got the several inches of rain that we did. It is tomato season. If you like tomatoes … more
I remember the opening sequence in the television show “The Twilight Zone.” As eerie music played, images such as an eyeball and spinning clocks moved across the black and white screen. … more
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